Philippines, 19 Jun 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        


 
 
News  


Warriors regroup, blast Lakers, 127-100, to even series


PhilBoxing.com





Chase Center, USA -

The Dubs unveiled a terrific Plan B as they rout the visiting Lakers, 127-100, Thursday night in San Francisco.

Leading all scorers was Klay Thompson who posted 30 thrilling points, going 11-for-18 from the field and 8-of-11 beyond the arc, adding to a team record of 21 total treys that equaled their playoff record of 21 in Game #1.

Steph Curry, splashed another 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 3-of-5 treys made.

Curry attracted much of the Lakers defense, and instead of forcing shots he shared the ball, posting a game-high 12 assists on his first playoff double-double since last season’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Andrew Wiggins dropped 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and was instrumental in key set-up plays that allowed the Splash Brothers to operate smoothly.

Coach Steve Kerr, who was not about to drive the Dubs into an 0-2 hole, unveiled a contingency plan that may have saved the series.

JaMychal Green (15 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists) started instead of Iron Man Kevon Looney.

After his previous sub-par performance, Draymond Green almost posted a triple-double (11 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists), intensified his offense and attacked the basket while the Lakers concentrated on stopping the Splash Brothers.

The resulting ‘Green Screen’, alternately fortified by JaMychal and on-court general Draymond, contained and befuddled both Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Collectively, the Warriors outshot and outmaneuvered the overconfident Lakers who took Game #1 with ease— shooting 48-of-95 buckets (50.5% FG), sniping 21-of-42 treys (50% 3-PT), scored more in the paint (48 to 42 points), and pushed the pedal to the metal with more fast break points (17 to 7), and led by as much as 32 points with more dishes (38 to 27 assists).



The Warriors caught fire in the second quarter, led 67-56 at halftime, sustained their lead in the third, and started the fourth quarter leading 110-80.

All night, Golden State kept their composure by protecting the ball despite giving up more turnovers (16 to 9) that resulted in more points after gaffes (14 points to LAC); in addition, they controlled both boards with more rebounds (55 to 40 grabs) thwarting any comebacks from the Lakers.

Moses Moody (10 pts.), Donte DiVincenzo (8 pts.), and Gary Payton II (7 pts.) led the bench while Jordan Poole remained dormant with 7 points.

Kevon Looney, reportedly feeling slightly under the weather, chipped in 6 points (3-of-6 from the field) and 8 rebounds in only 12 minutes of playtime. Jonathan Kuminga was silent with 3 points.



By contrast, the Lakers failed to repeat their Game #1 brilliance and were outshined from near and afar, shooting 40-of-94 baskets (42.6% FG), 10-of-34 treys (29.4% 3-PT), and briefly led by 7 points. Despite having more steals (9 to 2), the Lakers could not capitalize and jumpstart their cold offense.



It was a relatively clean game, i.e. limited fouls (23 Dubs to 15 LAC), but both teams were ineffective on the free throw line (10-for-16 and 62.5% Dubs to 10-for-17 and 58.8% LAC).

The Warriors and Lakers now head to Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles to untie the series this Saturday, 5:30 p.m. on May 6, 2023.

Note of Appreciation:

The collage photos, statistics and quotes in this article are courtesy of the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and brought to you by PhilBoxing.com.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Emmanuel Rivera, RRT.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • The Past Week in Action 18 June 2024: Tank Davis KO Frank Martin; Benavidez Outpoints Gvozdyk; Puello Edges Russell
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • Teofimo Lopez: "Steve Claggett Is the Only Fighter Who Stepped Up To Challenge Me!"
    , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • CROCKER TO WALKER: YOU'RE GOING BACK TO THE SMALL HALL SHOWS AFTER THIS!
    , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • IIEE SLRC chess to be held on June 27, 2024 at Centromall Cabuyao City
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • August 17: Arslanbek Makhmudov & Guido Vianello to Meet in Heavyweight Slugfest at Videotron Centre in Quebec City LIVE on ESPN
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Boston Celtics are the 2024 NBA Champions After Routing Dallas, 106-88 to End Series in Game 5
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • PARO: I’M TOP DOG AT 140LBS NOW
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • ANDRES "SAVAGE" CORTES TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Cu leads Team Seirin to victory
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • What Awaits Naoya Inoue at Featherweight?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect Darius “DFG” Fulghum Excited to headline first show
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Venado Lopez-Angelo Leo IBF Featherweight World Title Clash Set for August 10 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque LIVE on ESPN
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • TAYDEN "THE BUTCHER" BELTRAN TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Antonio Moran Re-Inks with All Star Boxing
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • EXCITING MATCHROOM PROSPECT HAMZA UDDIN: MY LOCAL COMMUNITY INSPIRES MY WORLD TITLE DREAM
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Chinese-Kazakh boxer Yesimuhan Yeerken (3-0) signs with Sanman Boxing
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Dimzon seeded no. 1 in Unisex 2024 Summer Junior Tennis
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Magsayo closer to title shot
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Austin Brooks & Aran Avagyan Battle to an exciting 10-round draw
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Enrique "Maravilla" Pinder, Former Panamanian Champ, Passes Away
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • RP Blu Boys Show Grit as they End their World Cup Run
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • MARK MAGSAYO WINS WBA INTERCONTINENTAL SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE OVER EDUARDO RAMIREZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Pagara is new IBF Asia lightweight champ
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Asia's First GM Torre to grace opening of chess tournament in Lipa City, Batangas
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA BECOMES THE NEW IBF ASIA 135-LBS CHAMPION
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.